Bug 80958 - Isometric connectors
Summary: Isometric connectors
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: LibreOffice
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Draw (show other bugs)
(earliest affected)
Inherited From OOo
Hardware: All All
: medium enhancement
Assignee: Not Assigned
URL: http://www.visguy.com/2007/10/29/obli...
Depends on:
Blocks: Connectors Gallery
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Reported: 2014-07-05 21:56 UTC by Mark O
Modified: 2019-08-29 18:58 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

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VRT network equipment shape samples (777.38 KB, image/png)
2014-07-05 22:02 UTC, Mark O

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Description Mark O 2014-07-05 21:56:41 UTC
One very common request I've seen is to be able to create network diagrams like those produced by Visio. In response I've created a set of shapes that are styled in a similar way to Microsoft's (http://www.vrt.com.au/downloads/vrt-network-equipment) and these are also hosted at extensions.libreoffice.org under a CC license.

While LibreOffice Draw doesn't have comprehensive support for isometric diagrams or grids, some of the shape and text already have faux-perspective and it is possible (using a 1.723:1 grid as per this http://www.draw-shapes.de/?p=79) to create quite reasonable diagrams that use isometric shapes.

If LibreOffice supported connectors that snapped along 30 degree lines (http://www.visguy.com/2007/10/29/oblique-connectors-for-your-3d-diagrams/), in combination with the shapes and grid above, I think LibO Draw would provide a compelling alternative to Visio for people wanting to create network diagrams.

If having in-built shapes to match the connectors were to help get a case for building the connectors across the line, then I may be able to get my company to contribute them to TDF for inclusion in LibO (not sure whether that is even desirable, or if continued existence as an extension is preferred).
Comment 1 Mark O 2014-07-05 22:02:33 UTC
Created attachment 102309 [details]
VRT network equipment shape samples

Added a sample of shapes referenced in the enhancement request that would benefit from isometric connectors
Comment 2 Jean-Baptiste Faure 2014-07-23 22:14:15 UTC
Valid enhancement request. Set status to NEW.

Best regards. JBF
Comment 3 Heiko Tietze 2016-05-02 10:01:26 UTC
Put the question about integration of additional symbols onto the weekly design hangout May/06.

Second request in this ticket is the actual isometric connector, which is a good idea.
Comment 4 Eron Lloyd 2016-10-15 00:36:38 UTC Comment hidden (no-value)
Comment 5 Eron Lloyd 2016-10-15 00:37:02 UTC Comment hidden (no-value, obsolete)
Comment 6 Gaétan RYCKEBOER 2017-10-16 08:16:13 UTC
Upvote for this feature request.
Comment 7 roumanet 2019-08-28 16:36:18 UTC
the VRT network equipement is a great library for network diagram. It would be nice to have isometric grid.
I hope someone whould be interested.
(I will try to see if it's possible to create a crowfounding campaign for Draw enhancement)